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Easy instant pot beef curry recipe! This pressure cooker Indian beef curry is packed full of flavor and made with simple ingredients. Serve with rice, potatoes, or naan for a delicious meal or if you are on a low carb diet, serve with cauliflower rice.
Let me show you how to make beef curry in your instant pot pressure cooker with this step by step guide plus video.
With this instant pot beef curry recipe, you get tender beef bites in a delicious, flavorful, and aromatic sauce. Every mouthful is a pleasure.
I like curries and as I mentioned in my instant pot chicken curry post, we like serving it with basmati rice or long grain rice when we are not having it with naan.
This instant pot beef curry is one of the easiest recipe you’ll make in your pressure cooker. So easy you can’t go wrong with it.
No browning of meats and no marinating necessary. It’s a quick recipe that lets you have curry on the table in just about 30 minutes or less. It’s also dairy-free.
Instant Pot Beef Curry Recipe (Pressure Cooker Curry)
This beef curry recipe is ready in just about 30 minutes and it’s straightforward and foolproof. You will find yourself coming back to it over and over again. It’s just so good.
I like the fact I can use any cut of beef for this recipe. It also makes use of a few simple ingredients you probably already have at home.
It’s flavorful, healthy, and delicious. Suitable for low carb diets and adaptable to Keto diet.
It’s cooked in one pot so fewer utensils to clean after cooking.
No browning of the beef necessary, no-mess cooking and smell remain locked in the instant pot pressure cooker until it’s opened.
You can adjust the pepper to suit how spicy you want it.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Beef Curry
Detailed ingredient list and directions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Curry powder – I use Homemade Curry powder. Check out the recipe to make yours.
How to make Instant pot beef curry (Pressure cooker curry)
Let me show you how to make beef curry from scratch in easy steps.
Add oil in a blender then add in onion, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, garam masala, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, beef bouillon, salt, and curry powder. Blend till smooth.
You need the paste to be thick so don’t blend with water.
Add the blended curry paste in the pot of the instant pot pressure cooker then add in the beef cubes. Stir the beef with the curry paste so it’s well coated.
Cover the instant pot with its lid, turn the knob into ‘sealing’ position then set to manual pressure cooker on high for 20 minutes.
After the 20 minutes pressure cooking cycle, do a 5 minutes pressure release. When the IP is depressurized and safe to open, open the lid.
Stir the beef curry. Set the instant pot to saute for a minute or till the curry thickens to how you desire then switch off the instant pot.
Garnish the curry with chopped coriander (optional), serve, and enjoy.
What to eat with
Aside basmati rice, you can eat beef curry with
How to Store
Leave to cool completely, put in an airtight container, label, and store in the fridge where it will last for up to 3 days or in the freezer where it’ll last for up to 6 months. When needed, defrost, reheat, and enjoy.
Can I double this recipe?
Yes, you can. Double the ingredients but pressure cooking time stays the same.
What beef is best for curry?
I use stew beef however you can use flank steak and other cuts.
Can I use frozen beef for beef curry?
Yes, you can but not only will you have to pressure cook longer, it will also be watery and you will need to saute for longer or add potatoes or cornflour to thicken. To cook beef from frozen, assuming they’ve been cut to bite-size, deglaze and add 8 minutes pressure cooking time to the time stated in this recipe.
How do you thicken curry?
I did not use any thickener and I like the consistency by just using the saute button for a few minutes however if you prefer you can thicken with cornflour, yoghurt or potatoes.
Why is my curry so watery?
If you add water to blend the curry paste your curry will come out watery as the beef will produce juice while pressure cooking. If that happens you can saute for a few minutes to thicken or thicken with cornflour.
More Instant pot beef recipes on the blog
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Instant Pot Beef Curry (Pressure Cooker Curry)
- Instant pot pressure cooker
- 500 g (1lb) Beef cut into 1 inch cube
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1 medium Onion
- 3 cloves Garlic or 1 tablespoon minced
- 1 tablespoon Ginger paste
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground coriander or 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves cilantro
- 1 tablespoon Curry powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper or to taste
- 1 5g Beef Bouillon cube
- Salt to taste
- Coriander leaves to garnish optional
- Add oil in a blender then add in onion, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, garam masala, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, beef bouillon cube, salt, and curry powder. Blend till smooth. You need the paste to be thick so don't blend with water.
- Add the blended curry paste in the pot of the instant pot pressure cooker then add in the beef cubes. Stir the beef with the curry paste so it's well coated.
- Cover the instant pot with its lid, turn the knob into 'sealing' position then set to manual pressure cooker on high for 20 minutes.
- After the 20 minutes pressure cooking cycle, do a 5 minutes pressure release. When the IP is depressurized and safe to open, open the lid.
- Stir the beef curry. Set the instant pot to saute for a minute or till the curry thickens to how you desire then switch off the instant pot
- Garnish the curry with chopped coriander (optional), serve and enjoy.